This afternoon, at the beginning of William Shatner’s appearance at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Canada Post made a special delivery to the beloved Canadian actor.
Flanked by two delivery agents carrying the special parcel, Siân Matthews, chair of Canada Post’s board of directors, presented Shatner with a framed memento of the recently issued Captain Kirk stamp, which was unveiled April 6.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek as well as Canada’s connection to the famed sci-fi TV show, seven stamps have been unveiled as part of Canada Post’s #StarTrek50 series.
On April 6, the Captain Kirk and U.S.S. Enterprise stamps were spotted beaming into the transporter pad in Star Trek super-fan Line Rainville’s basement in Quebec. Two days later, on April 8, Canada Post was in Vulcan, Alta., for the unveiling of a stamp commemorating Mr. Spock at a local star-gazing event.
On April 22, Chris Doohan, son of Canadian actor James Doohan – better known as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott from the show’s original series – helped Canada Post unveil a Scotty stamp across numerous locations in downtown Toronto. Later that week, on April 26, a Dr. McCoy stamp was unveiled at The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in London, Ont. Cloud DX, a Kitchener, Ont.-based company, helped with the presentation. The company is the only Canadian finalist in the $10-million Qualcom Foundation competition to build a prototype tricorder.
Finally, last night, a roomful of enthusiasts at the Calgary Expo were learning Klingon from linguist and University of Calgary PhD student Joseph W. Windsor when the first sighting of the Commander Kor and Klingon battlecruiser stamps took place.
The full series will be launched May 5.
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